Cairo Modern - Mahfouz, Naguib
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The novelist's camera pans from the dome of King Fuad University (now Cairo University) to students streaming out of the campus, focusing on four students in their twenties, each representing a different trend in Egypt in the 1930s. Finally the camera comes to rest on Mahgub Abd al-Da'im. A scamp, he fancies himself a nihilist, a hedonist, an egotist, but his personal vulnerability is soon revealed by a family crisis back home in al-Qanatir, a dusty, provincial town on the Nile that is also a popular destination for Cairene ...

Cairo Modern 2009, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307473530

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Cairo Modern 2008, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774161568